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details on what forced david petraeus to quit the c.i.a.. will the scandal compromise the war on terror? reports from bob orr and david martin. two weeks after sandy, why can't they get the lights back on? >> it's mind-boggling. >> pelley: mark strassmann investigates. and on this veterans day,, michelle miller reports it's not just service members scarred by post-traumatic stress disorder, it's their families, too. >> i was having nightmares about iraq, a place i've never been. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening an american soldier accused of a horrific war crime watched in a courtroom as children described the murders of their families. there were two days of testimony in the case of staff sergeant robert bales. bales is charged with 16 counts of pre-meditated murder and six counts of attempted murder. prosecutors say that for reasons unknown bales walked off his post in afghanistan in the middle of the night then shot and stabbed civilians in two villages. the hearing at a military post in washington state was called
.i.a., retired general david petraeus. now general allen's nomination to be supreme allied commander of nato is on hold. two of the top military men of their generation have been brought low by their acquaintance with jill kelley, a tampa socialite seen here at her home with the story playing on the t.v. behind her. last spring, kelley complained to the f.b.i. of receiving harassing anonymous e-mails. turned out, those e-mails had been written by a jealous paula broadwell. the investigation then exposed broadwell's affair with c.i.a. director david petraeus. then the f.b.i. found an e-mail trail linking kelley to general allen. and tonight bob orr picks up the story for us from there. bob? >> reporter: good evening, scott, well, the announcement came in the middle of the night on board an airplane carrying secretary of defense leon panetta to australia. pentagon spokesman george little told reporters secretary panetta asked the white house to postpone general allen's appointment as supreme allied commander in europe. >> on sunday the federal bureau of investigation referred to the department
david petraeus had a secret of his own and abruptly resigned in a meeting with the president. reports from nancy cordes and david martin. mark strassmann with the new homeless. hundreds living in tents nearly two weeks after hurricane sandy. wyatt andrews on the president, the speaker, and the fiscal cliff. new talk of compromise. but is a tax increase next? and steve hartman "on the road" at the height of the storm, tony iann got a phone call from his son. >> when he hung up, i started to cry. i said "it's over. he's not coming back." captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. late today president obama accepted the resignation of the director of central intelligence, david petraeus. petraeus acknowledged having an extramarital affair. we have learned that for the last few months the f.b.i. has been investigating the communications of petraeus. law enforcement sources tell bob orr there was concern about e-mails that the c.i.a. director was exchanging with a woman who is a journalist. additional sources tell us thos
. scott, no u.s. service member has been executed since 1961. >> pelley: john, thank you. david petraeus is telling friends and colleagues that there is only one affair and he is devastated that his lead to ers resignation friday as director of central intelligence. there have been a lot of questions about how the f.b.i. bme to uncover that affair through an investigation of e- mails so we asked bob orr in washington tonight to piece together everything we know. g w? >> reporter: good evening, scott. the four-month investigation by the f.b.i. was wrapped up just days before the election. in the end, agents did not find any evidence of an intelligence breach. y evead they uncovered the tawdry personal affair that brought down c.i.a. chief david petraeus. it started as a low-level cyber investigation in tampa, florida. jill kelley, a socialite, who's cine fund-raising for the u.s. military, told a friend in the .b.i. that she'd received a series of anonymous harassing e- mails. agents quickly traced those e- mails to a former military intelligence officer paula broadwell, the author of the
. >> reporter: as head of the c.i.a., david petraeus directed a covert war which required him to make almost daily decisions of life and death. he commanded the drone war against terrorist safe havens in pakistan and yemen which killed hundreds of suspected militants. and he gave the order which is sent a c.i.a. team fly into benghazi in a vain attempt to rescue americans. two members of that team-- both of them, like petraeus-- retired military, were killed on that mission. overnight he went from the best known and great estrogen of his generation to covert warrior. he said he campaigned for the job. >> i wanted this job. this was not a month or two or three in the making. >> reporter: the c.i.a. had been on the front lines since 9/11 when an agency team went into afghanistan ahead of the pentagon's special forces. one of the first to die was c.i.a. officer michael spann. one of the worst days occurred when a suicide bomber killed eight c.i.a. employees. and it was the c.i.a., under leon panetta, which ran the mission that killed bin laden. although the raid itself was carried out by the u.
was asked about david petraeus, perhaps most distinguished army general of his generation, who quit the c.i.a. last week after an f.b.i. investigation discovered that he was having an affair. >> general petraeus had an extraordinary career. he served this country with great distinction in iraq, in afghanistan, and as head of the c.i.a. by his own assessment, he did not meet standards that he felt were necessary as the director of the c.i.a. with respect to this personal matter that he is now dealing with, with his family, and with his wife. and it's on that basis that he tendered his resignation, and it's on that basis i accepted it. >> pelley: in the same question, the president was asked about general john allen, commander of the u.s. forces in afghanistan and his nominee to lead nato. but mr. obama was silent on allen. the same f.b.i. investigation uncovered e-mails between allen and a socialite, jill kelly, who hosted functions for central command in tampa, where both petraeus and allen had worked. based on those e-mails, mr. obama placed allen's nomination to nato on hold. bob orr ha
the affair between david petraeus and paula broadwell. a search of broadwell's computer files turned up intimate e-mails with petraeus, and also revealed she may have mishandled some classified information that she'd collect forward her book. but law enforcement officials say the investigation never uncovered a threat to national security. an f.b.i. director robert mueller, told congressional intelligence committee leaders today that was the primary reason they were not briefed on the investigation. the white house wasn't told until after the election. the president said the f.b.i. was following its own guidelines and he'd withhold judgment on the delayed notification. >> it is also possible that had we been told, then you'd be sitting here asking a question about why were you interfering in a criminal investigation? >> reporter: no one has been charged in case with a crime but late today the army did suspend paula broadwell's security clearance. scott. >> pelley: thanks, bob. the air force said today it is pulling jill kelly's gate pass for mcgill dil air force base. she was apparently
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